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26 Music Videos Starring Actors From "The Wire"

Because they're EVERYWHERE.

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3. A man of many talents, he also directed and starred in Mumford & Sons' video for "Lover of the Light."

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He plays a blind man who forgets his walking stick as he leaves home, and explores the world outside on his own.

But Idris ALSO has his own music career going.

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6. And as just "Driis" on this loungey, dreamy, 9th Wonder-produced song called "Private Garden."

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In it, he plays yet another mysterious badass with a male love interest.

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Williams plays "The Plant Hunter," in the psychedelic video. His lover, "Tree," is slowly mutating into a plant, thanks to the genetically-engineered plants that Williams processes into "euphoria-inducing drugs." ~VERY VERY TRIPPY~

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Check him out at the 2:00 mark.

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Also, this may be Lady Gaga's least-charismatic music video appearance ever?

Throw. Back.

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Super creepy Mya. Super. Creepy.

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As a good man in really bad circumstances.

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A lot like Cutty, no?

15. A whole SLEW of Wire actors appear in Nas' "Be A N****r Too."

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Seriously. I wanna party with Clarke Peters.

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... in her video for "Through The Rain."

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20. But he's ALSO a successful – Grammy-nominated! – recording artist on his own, going by his nickname, Mack Wilds.

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In addition to "Own It," check out his videos for "Henny," "My Crib," and "Remember The Time."

Okay, but seriously, Michael B. Jordan's characters get screwed over the most.

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NOOOO WALLACEEEEEEEEEE.

It's true.

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Whut.

... in his first music video, for a song called "Janet."

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Off his 2013 EP, Underdog.

Here's his 1985 hit, "Guitar Town":

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Check out the vid for his eponymous track.

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26. And, of course, Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band played Roman, a community basketball coach who helped Cutty set up his gym.

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RIP, Big Man.

The Wire cast is HUGE and they've done a ton of work in the years since the show ended. Add any favorite videos we may have missed in the comments!

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